At the end of that summer, Austin went to Las Vegas to audition for several shows. He was cast in the dance ensemble of the long-running “Enter the Night”, where he was quickly promoted to a lead. He then was cast in “Starlight Express” in Vegas. From there, many roles followed in National Tours… “Grease”, the White Guy in “Smokey Joe's Café”, “Victor/Victoria”, as well as Regional jobs here and there. After a couple of years on the road, he was a little burnt out and decided to go to Los Angeles and see how the world of TV and film operated
When Austin arrived in LA he was immediately picked up by a top modeling agency. Print jobs came, and a few small spots in films, including “America's Sweethearts” dancing with Catherine Zeta-Jones. A casting director at “Days of Our Lives” noticed him, and threw a few lines at him in an episode.
Those few lines grew into the role of Hawk. In the early days of the soap, Austin also was the jack-of-all-trades at “Mad TV”, appearing in over a dozen episodes, doing everything from dancing with Whitney Houston, to singing, to smart mouthing Andy Dick…really anything that needed to be done. Austin also appeared in Reprise! productions of “Follies” as Young Buddy, and in “Anything Goes”, and “The Music Man” at the Hollywood Bowl with Erick McCormick and Kristen Chenowith
Then he auditioned for the show that shaped a large portion of his life…”Hairspray”. Austin played Link Larkin in the First National tour, and originated the role again for the Vegas production. When the short-lived Vegas production closed, Austin originated the role of Woody in the off-Broadway GoGo Beach.
On June 7, in a year not that long ago, Austin Miller was born in Bryan/College Station, TX to an enormous family of Texas Aggies
Austin grew up in the sleepy Texas town of Alvin once his parents were finished with their education at Texas A&M. Surrounded by family, Austin saw his aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins almost every day. That led to his dancing. Austin's cousin Jennifer started dance class, and if one kid in the pack did something, all the kids gave it a try. Tried he did, and it stuck. Austin trained at several Houston area dance studios and at the TUTS-Humphrey's School of Musical Theater, sang in the show choir at school and in the church choir that his mom directed. Knowing that the call of show business would come, Austin took a Vocal Performance scholarship at Baylor University after high school. However, the call came before school was over.
Following that, Austin was asked to audition for the role of Kenicke in the 2007 Broadway revival of Grease, but was told he wasn't “blue collar” enough. He was persuaded by the casting director to try for the NBC broadcast “Grease: You’re the One That I Want!” where America would choose Broadway’s next Danny Zuko via live voting.
Austin showed up all over the place after Grease, including innumerable cabaret appearances, and the off-Broadway hit “Don’t Quit Your Night Job”, all while working on his debut CD. In September 2007, Austin originated the role of Claude Beautee in the award winning off-Broadway “Tully…In No Particular Order”. Austin was then cast in the pre-New York production of “Trip of Love” which premiered in Osaka Japan
Austin went on after that to play Billy Lawlor in "42nd Street", a role he always wanted to play, first at Goodspeed Opera House and then on Tour with Loretta Swit. That was followed by playing Joseph in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", the world premiere of the new musical "Idaho!" in which he starred as Whip Masters, and a return to "Joseph...Dreamcoat" at the MUNY, and Bud in "Urban Cowboy" in the premier of the re-worked script for that musical
For a few years Austin took a break from theater and travelled the world with his vocal group WILDFIRE while honing writing projects for Rocklin Faust Productions
Presently Austin is appearing as Adam in the New York production of "Trip of Love" at Stage 42. Also look for Austin in the USA series "DONNY!" as Markus and in the new web series "MESS" as Tom. Austin is also producing the upcoming series "Bus & Truck". Keep returning for updates